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  1. What are regions called?
    Electorates
  2. How many senators are there?
    76
  3. How many in the house of representatives?
    150
  4. What is a bill?
    New laws and changes to laws
  5. What is the purpose of parliament?
    Laws are made and changed, represents the people, where government is formed and held accountable
  6. Who meets in parliament?
    Governor general, senate, house of representatives
  7. Who does the senate represent?
    States and territories of Australia
  8. What is the senates role?
    Suggest new laws and changes to laws
  9. What power do the senates have?
    Challenge the government
  10. Who sits in the horseshoe?
    President, opposition, government senators
  11. Who are often senators?
    Minor and independant
  12. What bench do often senators sit at?
    Cross bench
  13. What is the house of representatives called?
    The people house
  14. What is formed in the peoples house?
    Government
  15. What is a minority government?
    Government doesn't win 76 seats and has to convince independents and minor parties to join them
  16. What is placed on parliament?
    Whose power does it represent?
    • Mace- royalty
    • Speakers power
  17. What is question time?
    Opposition and minor parties question the government
  18. What is democracy?
    A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
  19. What is a backbencher?
    Any of the members of a legislature especially of the house of commons of Great Britain, but not including the leaders of the parties
  20. What is a monarchy?
    A form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
  21. What is a coalition?
    A combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states etc
  22. What is a republic?
    A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
  23. What is a bill?
    A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion
  24. What is a constitution?
    The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government
  25. What are 5 areas that the local government are responsible for?
    • Car parks
    • Community facilities (toilets)
    • Domestic animals
    • Town planning
    • Trees and footpaths
  26. What are 5 areas that the state government are responsible for?
    • State planning
    • Law enforcement
    • Power, gas, water and sewerage
    • Prisons
    • Public transport
  27. What are 5 areas that the federal government are responsible for?
    • Marriage
    • Trade
    • Telecommunications
    • Currency
    • Defence

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